Podcast Episode 64: 12 Best Foods and Herbs to Boost Fertility and Support Hormonal Health

Are you looking to boost your fertility? A nutrient-dense diet that’s full of antioxidants and vitamins and minerals along with an adequate intake of healthy fats and herbs will not only improve your overall health and cycle but also improve your chances of conceiving. Here are the 12 best foods and herbs to boost your fertility and optimize your hormones overall.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • The factors that affect your fertility
  • 12 foods and herbs that support fertility and hormonal health
  • Foods rich in omega-3
  • Quality fats
  • Eggs
  • Foods rich in folic acid
  • Leafy greens
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Bee pollen
  • Maca
  • Nettle
  • Turmeric
  • Red raspberry leaf
  • Dandylion

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Fertility goes beyond just having babies. It’s having a healthy cycle, not having ridiculous PMS symptoms, and regularly ovulating.
  • One in eight couples struggles with infertility.
  • Our bodies are extremely sensitive to our environments, especially when it comes to food.
  • Omega-3 helps support hormone levels.
  • Vitamin D is essential for supporting healthy ovulation.
  • Folate plays a crucial role during pregnancy.
  • Leafy greens provide you with a ton of vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium, all of which help to promote a healthy menstrual cycle.
  • Detoxification is essential to fertility because it helps aid the liver in metabolizing hormones better and ridding the body of excess toxicity.

 

Action Steps:

  • Rethink what you’re eating and change your diet to boost your fertility.
  • Keep your diet as clean and nutrient-dense as possible to really increase your chances of conceiving and increase your chances of supporting your health, your body, and your hormones long-term. What you do now with your hormones, your health, and your diet is going to be a reflection of what shows up in the next couple of years.
  • Consistently eat foods rich in omega-3, and increase your fat intake.
  • Consider supplementing with folic acid during pregnancy. Look for folate, or specifically the 5-methyltetrahydrofolate or the L-methylfolate or metafolin.
  • Include many detoxifying herbs and foods in your diet to ensure you’re eliminating toxic build-up, which could and may have an effect on your chances of conceiving.

 

Samantha said:

“Whether you want to get pregnant or not, we still want to remain fertile because it means our hormones are in check.”

 

“Make sure that you’re eating a clean whole foods diet, and your body and your health will benefit you greatly.”

 

Thanks for listening!

 

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Samantha Gladish is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Weight Loss Coach & Hormone Fixer-Upper. She is the founder of HolisticWellness.ca; a website dedicated to helping women lose weight and balance their hormones with delicious food. Samantha coaches and supports women from around the world on natural beauty care, holistic health and nutrition. Her philosophy is that through changing the way we eat, think, move and care for our bodies, we can heal ourselves and live a life of more power and possibility. Her passion for business is an extension of her work as a Health Coach. Samantha speaks internationally on all things health, wellness and entrepreneurship and in her spare time, you can find her baking up delicious health-ified treats in her kitchen.

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